KS1 Geography Quiz - British Isles - Landmarks (Questions)

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at some of the important landmarks in the British Isles. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

It is good to know about the country you live in. It is also good to find out about other parts of the world. At school and at home you will have seen important landmarks. Landmarks are important buildings or things like mountains. They help you find out where you are. This quiz is all about some important landmarks around the British Isles.

1. What is Big Ben?
[ ] A watch
[ ] A clock
[ ] A shop
[ ] A bridge
2. Sam’s family are going to see their cousin in Scotland. They are on a train. The train is going from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. What famous bridge does the train cross just north of Edinburgh?
[ ] Severn Bridge
[ ] Humber Bridge
[ ] Forth Bridge
[ ] Tower Bridge
3. On the north coast of Ireland there is a famous causeway. It is made of blocks of rock. What is it called?
[ ] Giant’s Causeway
[ ] Big Causeway
[ ] Long Causeway
[ ] High Causeway
4. The London Eye is a big wheel. Which river is right next to the London Eye?
[ ] Mersey
[ ] Clyde
[ ] Severn
[ ] Thames
5. Which famous lake in Scotland is meant to have a monster?
[ ] Loch Lomond
[ ] Loch Awe
[ ] Loch Ness
[ ] Loch Tay
6. Which is the highest mountain in the British Isles?
[ ] Ben Nevis
[ ] Scafell Pike
[ ] Snowdon
[ ] Cairngorm
7. Stone circles were built thousands of years ago. Which one of these is a famous stone circle in Wiltshire?
[ ] Stonehenge
[ ] Old Trafford
[ ] Wembley
[ ] Hadrian’s Wall
8. In which city is Buckingham Palace?
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Cardiff
[ ] London
[ ] York
9. The Romans built this wall across the north of what is now England. What is it called?
[ ] Hadrian’s Wall
[ ] Antonine Wall
[ ] Great Wall of China
[ ] Western Wall
10. In which English county is the Channel Tunnel?
[ ] Northumberland
[ ] Kent
[ ] Cornwall
[ ] Cumbria
KS1 Geography Quiz - British Isles - Landmarks (Answers)
1. What is Big Ben?
[ ] A watch
[x] A clock
[ ] A shop
[ ] A bridge
Big Ben is the clock in the Houses of Parliament, in London
2. Sam’s family are going to see their cousin in Scotland. They are on a train. The train is going from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. What famous bridge does the train cross just north of Edinburgh?
[ ] Severn Bridge
[ ] Humber Bridge
[x] Forth Bridge
[ ] Tower Bridge
Have you seen a picture of the Forth Rail Bridge? What does it look like?
3. On the north coast of Ireland there is a famous causeway. It is made of blocks of rock. What is it called?
[x] Giant’s Causeway
[ ] Big Causeway
[ ] Long Causeway
[ ] High Causeway
Look up Giant’s Causeway on the internet
4. The London Eye is a big wheel. Which river is right next to the London Eye?
[ ] Mersey
[ ] Clyde
[ ] Severn
[x] Thames
Have you been on the London Eye?
5. Which famous lake in Scotland is meant to have a monster?
[ ] Loch Lomond
[ ] Loch Awe
[x] Loch Ness
[ ] Loch Tay
Do you believe in the Loch Ness monster?
6. Which is the highest mountain in the British Isles?
[x] Ben Nevis
[ ] Scafell Pike
[ ] Snowdon
[ ] Cairngorm
Ben Nevis is in Scotland
7. Stone circles were built thousands of years ago. Which one of these is a famous stone circle in Wiltshire?
[x] Stonehenge
[ ] Old Trafford
[ ] Wembley
[ ] Hadrian’s Wall
Have you seen Stonehenge? What word describes it?
8. In which city is Buckingham Palace?
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Cardiff
[x] London
[ ] York
The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace
9. The Romans built this wall across the north of what is now England. What is it called?
[x] Hadrian’s Wall
[ ] Antonine Wall
[ ] Great Wall of China
[ ] Western Wall
Hadrian’s Wall runs from the Irish Sea to the North Sea
10. In which English county is the Channel Tunnel?
[ ] Northumberland
[x] Kent
[ ] Cornwall
[ ] Cumbria
The Channel Tunnel starts near Folkestone in Kent